Care workers deserve pay to reflect their value, says UNISON

Commenting on Labour’s call for care workers to be paid at least the real living wage and for the prime minister to make good on his promise to fix social care, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today: “Care workers perform skilled word day-in, day-out, looking after the most vulnerable people in society. “Their […]

NHS workers in the North East of England call on government to show its appreciation for them, says UNISON

Health staff across the North East of England – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations […]

UNISON welcomes move by Sunderland City Council to become a Real Living Wage Employer 

UNISON Northern congratulates Labour-run Sunderland City Council on their recent decision to become the first Local Authority in the North East accredited as a Real Living Wage employer. 

New measures for police staff are welcome, says UNISON

Responding to the publication today (Wednesday) of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) report on officer and staff safety, UNISON national officer for police staff Ben Priestley said: “It was vital that the interests of frontline police staff, such as police community support officers (PCSOs) and custody and detention officers, were properly covered in the […]

Blog: Returning to education, keeping you safe

UNISON has been working hard to ensure that members delivering education across a range of settings are being supported to do their jobs safely.

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON    

A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today would see of at least £2,000, for NHS staff, by the end of this year.

School staff should be allowed to wear face coverings, says UNISON

This is a welcome step forward but still leaves a confusing picture

New survey will reveal state of NHS staff car parking

Some sites already charging staff again – even as COVID-19 pandemic continues

School staff must be allowed to wear masks for safe reopening, says UNISON

It’s still unclear why government guidance won’t allow them, when they’re recommended for other workplaces.

UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal

UNISON council workers have today agreed to accept a 2.75% pay offer for this year.